We stayed at Peel Forest Lodge for only two nights - we wish it could have been longer. We opted for dinner on first night and breakfast cooked by lodge owner Penny How - a great choice, as Penny is a terrific chef and a most engaging yet unobtrusive hostess. For self caterers the lodge is exceptionally well equipped, particularly the kitchen, complete with store cupboard herbs and spices.
The log fire was laid and within 30 minutes of arrival we had a roaring fire, candles lit and a glass of wine in our hands. All the rooms have superb views of the mountain and the deer park. We witnessed the birth of a fawn and its first faltering steps - magical. Penny and Bert How offer many options for guided tramping, horse trekking and hunting. The nearby small town of Geraldine has plentiful shops, cafes and services. Though once you have stocked up the fridge you won't want to leave the estate Plus